Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:32:29 -0700
The Texas Rangers have offered free-agent SP Freddy Garcia (Braves) a minor league deal.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:23:28 -0700
Free-agent SP Freddy Garcia (Braves) has received some minor league offers but is hoping to receive a major league deal.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:54:33 -0700
The Atlanta Braves released SP Freddy Garcia Monday, March 24, instead of paying him $1.25 million this year. The team also optioned P Ryan Buchter and OFs Jose Constanza and Joey Terdoslavich to Triple-A Gwinnett, and re-assigned SS Tyler Greene and 2B Tommy La Stella to the minors.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:57:40 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on his elbow Friday, March 21.
Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't come as much of a surprise at this point. You can safely drop Beachy in all leagues. It means that David Hale and Freddy Garcia will open the year in the rotation. Alex Wood, a nice sleeper candidate, sees his stock rise now that he'll be safe to stick in the rotation all season long.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:15:18 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy (biceps) had "discomfort" in his right biceps Monday, March 10, and was unable to locate his pitches. Beachy's velocity was also down Monday, and he said that he's already attempted to ramp up his velocity this spring.
Fantasy Tip: Beachy is fully removed from TJS surgery, but clearly, health issues remain. He also had cleanup surgery on his right elbow in the offseason. Atlanta's rotation could now be in dire straights if Beachy and Kris Medlen (forearm) are out for the long term. That would put both David Hale and Freddy Garcia in line to open the season in the rotation as replacements.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:06:47 -0800
The Atlanta Braves have yet to tell SP Alex Wood if he'll be a starter or reliever to begin the season. Wood went 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in five August starts last year but was then shifted to the bullpen. SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) is expected to return to the team in May after recovering from Tommy John surgery, and the team should only have one open spot in the rotation with SP Freddy Garcia competing for the spot, as well. The Braves only have one left-handed reliever in RP Luis Avilan, until RP Jonny Venters (elbow) returns from the disabled list in May or June.
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 11:37:54 -0800
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Braves SP Freddy Garcia can opt out of his contract if he is not on the major league roster by March 25.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:32:31 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Freddy Garcia will make $1.25 million if he makes the major league roster and can earn up to $1.75 million in incentives for starts or up to $1 million for relief outings.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:00:56 -0800
The Atlanta Braves re-signed SP Freddy Garcia to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Friday, Jan. 24, according to a baseball source. Garcia went 1-2 with a 1.65 ERA in six outings with Atlanta late last year.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:35:17 -0800
The New York Yankees are not interested in signing free-agent SP Freddy Garcia (Braves).